[New Firmware] Disable Hidden SSID on the MR600

[New Firmware] Disable Hidden SSID on the MR600
[New Firmware] Disable Hidden SSID on the MR600
2021-06-15 02:49:10 - last edited 2021-07-30 09:02:53
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Hello everyone,

 

Some customers may report their Onemesh routers are emitting a hidden network, which makes them confused and nervous as they cannot turn it off manually on the router web GUI.

 

The hidden wireless network is used to build up the mesh wireless network system, and it cannot be detected by the common wireless devices. You can refer to this article for more details:

https://community.tp-link.com/en/home/stories/detail/728

 

Just like the existing Deco mesh package products, the specific hidden network with high-intensity random password can guarantee the security of the network. So no worries.

 

However, if you still want to disable the Onemesh hidden network on the router, we here provide a beta firmware for the MR600 v1 and MR200 v5, customers can install this firmware on your device, then disable the Onemesh network manually via the web GUI.

For Archer MR600 V1: https://static.tp-link.com/beta/2021/202104/20210419/Archer_MR600v1_1.1.0_0.9.1_[210419-rel57502]_up_boot_onemesh_beta.zip

For Archer MR200 V5: https://static.tp-link.com/beta/2021/202104/20210419/Archer_MR200v5_1.2.0_0.9.1_up_boot(210419)_onemesh_beta.zip

For Archer MR200 V4https://static.tp-link.com/beta/2021/202106/20210628/LTE_GATEWAY(EU)v3_1.19.0_0.9.1_[210628-rel38839]_up_boot_2021-06-28_09.49.04.zip

For other models, we will add this feature in the near future. This will take some time, however, we hope you could wait patiently.

 

Note: We as always strongly recommend our customer upgrade their TP-Link devices to the latest official firmware, you can try the beta firmware posted by our TP-Link Admins/Officials unless the official firmware doesn't resolve the issue you experience.

 

Do let the community know if there is an issue.

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Re:[New Firmware] Disable Hidden SSID on the MR600
2021-06-23 18:39:11 - last edited 2021-06-24 00:17:32

@Kevin_Z , I loaded the beta firmware for MR200v5 on my EU model.  I cannot access router using web GUI. Only tether application working. Checked the router with port scan and notice ports 22,23,53,1900 opened.  No web server ports (80) or (443) active.

 

I have AX20 with default firmware and notice ports 22,80,443 opened.  

 

Seems beta firmware activate MR200v5 in different operating mode disabling web servers.   

 

Please advise how to revert with orignal firmware or enable web ports (80 or 443).

 

Yasin

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Re:[New Firmware] Disable Hidden SSID on the MR600
2021-06-24 02:33:12

@myag 

 

Hi, when you tried to access the router web GUI, was there any error message? Kindly show us the screenshot, thanks.

 

BTW, is there a new firmware update on the Tether app for the router? Try to detect if you can get any new firmware notification on the Tether app.

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Re:[New Firmware] Disable Hidden SSID on the MR600
2021-06-24 03:19:12 - last edited 2021-06-24 03:37:48

@Kevin_Z   I have attached screenshot for your reference.  I do tcp network port scan and notice  http services ports (80,443) are not active, but other ports ssh(22), telnet(23), domain(53), UPnP (1900) are active.  I can reach router using ssh (22) port or telnet (23) ports , but cannot access as no username/password available.  

 

 

 

Tether doesn't see new firmware. Only the beta version is shown as latest, attached tether output showing beta firmware as latest.

 

 

 

Yasin

 

 

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Re:[New Firmware] Disable Hidden SSID on the MR600
2021-06-25 01:57:10

@myag Reverted to old firmware.  Removed SIM and rebooted the router to access web GUI.

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Re:[New Firmware] Disable Hidden SSID on the MR600
2021-06-25 06:12:09

@myag 

 

Hi, I'm wondering how did you revert to the old firmware since you cannot access the web page? Which firmware are you running now?

 

This sounds quite weird, as we didn't hear this kind of feedback from others, we would confirm and test it again.

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Re:[New Firmware] Disable Hidden SSID on the MR600
2021-06-25 09:32:10 - last edited 2021-06-25 14:02:51

@Kevin_Z 

 

I had discussed with local support and advised by them to use Ethernet port to reset and downgrade firmware.

 

I discovered the service comes up only for 30-40 seconds after restart and goes down again.  I tried removing SIM for recovery mode and discovered the router works fine without SIM and only with SIM the problem appears again.  I did upgrade/downgrade multiple times and beta firmware fails to keep http service active with SIM.

 

Do you have firmware to select BANDS manually,  I notice the router prefers FDD bands and my old Huawei select TDD bands with better download speeds.

 

 

Thanks & Regards

Yasin

 

 

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Re:[New Firmware] Disable Hidden SSID on the MR600
2021-06-28 07:36:51

@myag 

 

What is the current firmware version of the MR200? If you want to choose the band manually, you can upgrade to this beta firmware:

Manual Band Selection for 4G WiFi Routers

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Re:[New Firmware] Disable Hidden SSID on the MR600
2021-06-28 07:47:09 - last edited 2021-06-28 07:48:20

 

@Kevin_Z 

Current active firmware is MR200(EU)_V5_210120.

 

I will continue with current official release and wait for next update for Band selection.

 

Yasin

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Re:[New Firmware] Disable Hidden SSID on the MR600
2021-07-26 13:10:51

@Kevin_Z 

 

Hi,
Does this beta also include the band selection ability from the previous beta?

 

Thanks,
Joseph

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Re:[New Firmware] Disable Hidden SSID on the MR600
2021-07-26 13:24:35 - last edited 2021-07-26 13:25:44

@jmcl1 

 

No, no BAND selection option in MR200v5.  Only Onemesh enable/disable option, that too works with  tether app only.  You can test beta firmware on browser without SIM only.

 

Yasin

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